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Holding onto AIS phone number: Will a 1 year AIS data plan do it for 1 full year?

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Or do I need to do a monthly top up?

 

I have their 1,800 baht/year fixed speed 1mbps plan. I do not have a voice plan as voice calls are rare.

 

In the online AIS dashboard i see a 200 baht balance and also this:

 

Quote
Valid Until
23/08/2020
 

I do not know if the above applies only to the unused balance, or also my AIS phone number.

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Posted (edited)

What are the results of the standard queries for balance check and data plan?

*121#

*121*32#  (expect 23/08/2020)

 

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4 hours ago, Hal65 said:

I do not know if the above applies only to the unused balance, or also my AIS phone number.

it appllies to your number. even with a zero balance you keep your number until that date, then you lose it with out some cash. 

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2 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

What are the results of the standard queries for balance check and data plan?

*121#

*121*32#  (expect 23/08/2020)

 

 

Balance was the same

 

2nd one showed an expire date of 07/13/20 which is 1 year ahead of when I think I bought the service (last month). 

 

Good to know the balance expire date and phone number expire on the same date then. Maintaining the number isn't as labor intensive as I thought it might be (and support seemed to suggest monthly top ups were required too for some reason).

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10 hours ago, Hal65 said:

(and support seemed to suggest monthly top ups were required too for some reason)

I don't top-up every month.

And it is easy to extend the validity of credit by feeding 20 Baht to the AIS self-service machine.

You get 20 Baht credit and validity extended for one month.

That can be repeated up to one year max.

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At least with DTAC it is easy to extend and keep your number without investing in a data plan you not gonna use or regular top-ups. You dial *1013 and for a 2 Baht fee they extend for a month. Repeat procedure till you reach 1 year validity. I would assume AIS offers something similar, if not switch providers. 

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2 hours ago, thecyclist said:

At least with DTAC it is easy to extend and keep your number without investing in a data plan you not gonna use or regular top-ups. You dial *1013 and for a 2 Baht fee they extend for a month. Repeat procedure till you reach 1 year validity. I would assume AIS offers something similar, if not switch providers. 

 

Primitive.

 

DTAC  Extend your validity for up to 365 days at a cost of 2 Baht per month.

 

  • Press : *113*30*9# for 30 days extension. ...
  • Press : *113*60*9# for 60 days extension. ...
  • Press : *113*90*9# for 90 days extension. ...
  • Press : *113*180*9# for 180 days extension...

 

 

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AIS really needs a non-top up option for extending a phone number as well. It's wierd to need to add money when your call volume is really low and you don't need to top up.

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Im sitting out the 2 year deal in Australia so I wanted to keep my AIS number, my Girl did it for me and I pay I think its 69 baht every 3 months to keep it and when I get back will re instate my old plan.

 

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26 minutes ago, Billy Bloggs said:

Im sitting out the 2 year deal in Australia so I wanted to keep my AIS number, my Girl did it for me and I pay I think its 69 baht every 3 months to keep it and when I get back will re instate my old plan.

 

 

Postpaid?

 

For Prepaid, you just top up 12(10+2) baht at the orange Boontherm machines;

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30 days for each time. If it is a normal SIM you can extend up to 365 days. So a maximum of twelve top ups will give you a year. 120 baht of the 144 baht put into the machine will remain as credit.

No need to have to repeat every three months. Just max out to a full year each time.

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I add plenty of money to it when i’m In Thailand.I make sure it’s enough til I get back.

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USSD method to Extend your SIM’s validity

There are also methods for extending your balance by entering a code and deducting from your balance. To extend your validity via USSD codes:

  • AIS
    • Add 10 Baht credit for 30 Days Validity
    • Alternative method: Dial *500*9#   Add 30 days validity for 30 THB via Mao Mao package

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1 hour ago, jumbo said:

USSD method to Extend your SIM’s validity

There are also methods for extending your balance by entering a code and deducting from your balance. To extend your validity via USSD codes:

  • AIS
    • Add 10 Baht credit for 30 Days Validity
    • Alternative method: Dial *500*9#   Add 30 days validity for 30 THB via Mao Mao package

 

How do you add 10 baht credit for 30 days validity via USSD code?

 

If *500*9# doesn't work, try *777*30#. Both offer 30 days validity and 30 minutes of calls over 5 days, for 30 baht.

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Before I left in April, I went to the AIS store and the girl topped up for me for like a whole year, then when I got back, I use my top up dollars for a new package

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6 hours ago, Nyezhov said:

Before I left in April, I went to the AIS store and the girl topped up for me for like a whole year, then when I got back, I use my top up dollars for a new package

 

Wow....

 

You can also do that yourself at any Boontherm machine outside 7-11 or Family Mart.

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